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The COVID-19 crisis and political reset: Wielding philanthropic power for a just recovery

Written by: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Date: June 22, 2020

“These crises are awful, awful, awful. And they open things up. The silver lining of this time may be that this might be one of the only moments in the lifetimes of many of us where… Read More

The people are beautiful, already

Written by: Nichole June Maher

Date: June 22, 2020

For Washington state’s Group Health Foundation, the current coronavirus pandemic has only reaffirmed the importance of community leadership to advance equity.   Editor's note: This article was written before the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy June 2020

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: June 22, 2020

Dear Reader, We are in a moment of great pain – but also a moment of great social transformation. The combined crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against law enforcement have exposed the broken parts… Read More

Centering community power and feedback: The Colorado Trust on its new advocacy grantmaking program

Written by: NCRP

Date: February 25, 2020

The Colorado Trust recently launched a new advocacy grantmaking program. In January, NCRP’s Lisa Ranghelli interviewed the program’s architect, Noelle Dorward, to find out more about the shift in strategy. The Colorado Trust’s mission is to… Read More

Moving power to advance racial equity

Written by: Hanh Le

Date: February 25, 2020

The Weissberg Foundation is a small, family foundation based in Arlington, Virginia. It was started in 1988 by real estate developer and engaged citizen Marvin Weissberg. We have always operated with a broad vision for social… Read More

Equity isn’t a declaration, it’s a purpose that drives action

Written by: Amber W. Brown

Date: February 25, 2020

Coastal Community Foundation is located along and serves the coast of South Carolina. With more than $300 million dollars in assets, CCF is among the top 100 community foundations in the nation. With a mission to… Read More

As the South Grows

Read the latest reports on philanthropy in the South.


Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

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Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



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